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Assessing land use and flood management impacts on ecosystem services in a river landscape (Upper Danube, Germany)

Stammel, Barbara; Fischer, Christine; Cyffka, Bernd; Albert, Christian; Damm, Christian; Dehnhardt, Alexandra; Fischer, Helmut; Foeckler, Francis; Gerstner, Lars; Hoffmann, Tim G.; Iwanowski, Janette; Kasperidus, Hans D.; Linnemann, Kathrin; Mehl, Dietmar; Podschun, Simone A.; Rayanov, Marin; Ritz, Stephanie; Rumm, Andrea; Scholz, Mathias; Schulz‐Zunkel, Christiane; ... mehr

Rivers and floodplains provide many regulating, provisioning and cultural ecosystem services (ES) such as flood risk regulation, crop production or recreation. Intensive use of resources such as hydropower production, construction of detention basins and intensive agriculture substantially change ecosystems and may affect their capacity to provide ES. Legal frameworks such as the European Water Framework Directive, Bird and Habitats Directive and Floods Directive already address various uses and interests. However, management is still sectoral and often potential synergies or trade‐offs between sectors are not considered. The ES concept could support a joint and holistic evaluation of impacts and proactively suggest advantageous options. The river ecosystem service index (RESI) method evaluates the capacity of floodplains to provide ES by using a standardized five‐point scale for 1 km‐floodplain segments based on available spatial data. This scaling allows consistent scoring of all ES and their integration into a single index. The aim of this article is to assess ES impacts of different flood prevention scenarios on a 75 km section of the Danube river corridor in Germany. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000127196
Veröffentlicht am 07.12.2020
DOI: 10.1002/rra.3669
Zitationen: 2
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie (IFGG)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1535-1459, 1535-1467
KITopen-ID: 1000127196
Erschienen in River research and applications
Verlag Wiley
Seiten rra.3669
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 06.07.2020
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